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Cabinet of Curiosities

From Canada to Cardiff – My Path to Conservation

Posted on 17 October 2017 by Alyssa Singh

Before I graduated from high school my dad told me I should study what I’m passionate about, because it meant I would succeed. I took his advice and double majored in Honours History and Religion, with a minor in Art History, but halfway through my undergraduate degree at Carleton University, I still had no idea
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Volunteering

Newport Ship Timber Move

Posted on 10 October 2017 by Kimberly Roche

Hi everyone! Last week, Cardiff Conservation students volunteered to assist Curator Toby Jones in the final “wet timber” move in support of the Newport Ship Project. What exactly is a “wet timber” move, you ask? Allow me to elaborate… The timbers of the Newport Ship were waterlogged when the ship was discovered in 2002 in
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Objects and Treatments

Bugging Out: IPM of an active collection

Posted on 5 October 2017 by Dean Smith

     Although museums, galleries and archaeological sites provide the bulk of our work at Cardiff University it is important to remember, as a conservator in training, that cultural objects requiring treatment come from many sources. The treatment of these objects may present interesting challenges especially if they are still in active use. The case
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Cabinet of Curiosities

What to Expect the First few Weeks

Posted on 16 September 2017 by Stephanie Whitehead

Congratulations and welcome to our new Cardiff University conservation students! We couldn’t be more happy to have you. While we look forward to meeting you I am sure most of you are wondering: What happens next? You’ve packed your suit cases. You’ve bought your plane ticket or crammed all of your things into your car.
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